Edmonton weather: Get out the sunscreen, it's heating up this weekend

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A look at Friday’s weather by Environment Canada.

It’s 12 C at the Edmonton Blatchford weather station with 4 km/h winds out of the south southwest.

It’s time to bring out the sunscreen if you’re going to be outside this weekend. In fact, I’d recommend spending some time outside this weekend, whether you do some yard work, or enjoying activities with the family, because it’s going to reach a high today of 24 C, with a small chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon, but on Saturday the temperature is expected to hit a high of 26 C and lots of sunshine. Sunday is expected to reach a high of 25 C, with a 60 per cent chance of rain overnight — but who doesn’t enjoy listening to the rain at night before they fall asleep? I know I do.

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Friday’s forecast

Friday: Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 24 C. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of showers early tonight then clear. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 13 C.

Saturday: Sunny. High 26 C. UV index 6 or high.

Sunrise: 5:05 a.m.

Sunset: 10:07 p.m.

Normals:

Max: 22 C

Min: 11 C

On this day (1996-2023):

Highest temperature: 29.6 C in 2018

Lowest temperature:  5.5 C in 1996

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Thursday’s temperature

High: 21.9 C

Low: 6.9 C

Precipitation: 0.0 mm

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